IN a landmark ruling on Dec. 31, 2009, the Kuala Lumpur High Court lifted the Malaysian Home Minister’s ban against the Catholic Church publishing the word “Allah” to refer to God in its weekly paper, the Herald.
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December 16, 2009
Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing of Melaka-Johor says the Church in Malaysia must continue to push for the rights of non-Muslims while promoting interreligious dialogue amid growing Islamization in the country.
December 15, 2009
THE Catholic Church finally had its day in open court to defend its right to the use of the word “Allah”, arguing Dec. 14 banning its usage to refer to the Christian God was unconstitutional. Months of legal arguments in the judges’ chambers and frequent disruptions by major Muslim groups had held back the court [...]
November 12, 2009
Up-dated: Nov. 14, 2009 LOOKING at the many twists and turns on the issue related to the use of the word ‘Allah’ for God by non-Muslims in the country for almost a year now, it makes one wonder if the Malaysian government is truly serious about promoting the concept of 1Malaysia mooted by the Prime [...]
November 6, 2009
15,100 copies of Bibles from Indonesia containing word ‘Allah’ detained by Malaysian authorities THE Rev. Hermen Shastri, general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia, said authorities seized a consignment of 10,000 copies sent from Jakarta to Kuching in Sarawak state on Sept. 11 because the Indonesian-language Bibles contained the word ‘Allah.’